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Founded October 27, 1849
Largest city - Eagan
Dakota County is named after the Dakota Sioux tribal bands who settled in the area.
The name is recorded as "Dahkotah" in U.S. Census records until 1851. . . continued
Source: Dakota County Government - Submitted by John Bauer
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Once all land of a township is annexed by towns and cities, township government ceases to exist.
Below are Dakota County's former townships linked to their early histories.
History & News
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BIOS: R. Whitman, Timothy Wilcoxson, Cornelius Willman
OBITS: Patrick Lynch, Joseph Lyons, Luther Lewis
PEOPLE: George Dalrymple
NEWS-CRIME: Patrick Gibbons killed E. J. Walsh and Mrs. Gibbons, Edward Anderson
NEWS-POLITICAL: 1863-County Convention Delegates, County Convention, Vote the Union Ticket
NEWS-VISIT: W. S. and Grant Shaft, Grant Shaft, Hugh Connelly, E. B. Cowles, Mrs. C. T. Morse
CEMETERIES: Lakeville Grove Cemetery, ~ 950 burials.
MILITARY: Civil War Soldier News - Charles P. Adams, B. C. Howes, O. T. Hayes, Thomas M. Smith
INSTITUTIONS: State Hospital Deaths - Charles Thoma, James Hyland, Louis Boyson
INSTITUTIONS: State Hospital Patients - Mr. Cahill, August Bloom, Verner Carlson, Gilbert Olson, David Bousliman, Vernon Carlson, John Slakka, both legs amputated, Danny Needham
INSTITUTIONS: State Hospital Escapes - Nicholas Koch, Mr. Sprink
INSTITUTIONS: State Hospital Administrative News - 1914-Problems, 1901-Superintendent Carmichael Methods, 1904-New Well
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